Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 October 2003

336 Pages | 2 maps

ISBN: 9780199265800

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Troy between Greece and Rome

Local Tradition and Imperial Power

Andrew Erskine

In this book Andrew Erskine examines the role and meaning of Troy in the changing relationship between Greeks and Romans, as Rome is transformed from a minor Italian city into a Mediterranean superpower. The book seeks to understand the significance of Rome's Trojan origins for the Greeks by considering the place of Troy and Trojans in Greek culture. It moves beyond the more familiar spheres of art and literature to explore the countless, overlapping, local traditions, the stories that cities told about themselves, a world often neglected by scholars.